Daily Archives: 2007-09-29

Debt of Honour: Singapore’s Ties to Burma’s Junta

This is an updated article of the one published on TOC earlier, titled “Singapore’s debt of honour”. By Benjamin Cheah The crisis in Burma is escalating. For the first time in two decades, the people are taking to the streets. It started with protests against the doubling of fuel prices, and the sharp increase in prices of essential goods and …

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TOC On Site: More than 1,000 gather at Burmese temple in solidarity

By Andrew Loh I met my Burmese contact at Toa Payoh MRT at 7 pm. A tip off had told TOC that members of the Burmese community were organizing a special prayer service to be held at the Burmese Buddhist Temple off Balestier Road. I was expecting a couple of dozen worshippers, fifty at most. Something like a community gathering …

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TOC Breaking News: Singaporean graduate student files application for Burma protest

The remark on Andrew Teo’s online application form to protest the violence in Burma is simple: “Free Burma. General Than Shwe: Stop the killing”. This afternoon, Mr Teo, a graduate student at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and telecommunications director by profession, filed an application with the Police licensing unit to hold a peaceful protest outside the …

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